Mini Bars

4 Jan

I have nothing against alcohol or its sale. However it concerns me when the liquor stores become “mini” bars. Come evening, these stores are teeming with people who are looking for a quick drink.

The fact that these stores are in residential localities makes it unsafe for people around. The other thing is these places are right on the main roads so obviously the cops know about it. Heres a picture of one in Banashankari 2nd Stage right next to the shopping complex. The guy even has tables and chairs behind the shop in full view from the street.



8 Responses to “Mini Bars”

  1. Xylene January 4, 2008 at 5:49 am #

    In Chennai I have seen such mini bars with ‘fast food joints’ all on the side walk. Its a common sight there. I guess some regualtion has to be done on this.

  2. Veena January 4, 2008 at 9:09 am #

    Hmm… its so scary to walk around such roads.. In fact they are not supposed to open such shops in the residential areas isn’t it (some kms range from school etc.,) – have seen this in movie and I guess its true too 🙂

    Fun thing is they name the shops like ‘Sri Raghavendra wine stores’ /Shri chamundeshwari wine stores’ Sigh!

  3. neel3 January 4, 2008 at 2:45 pm #

    mini bar, maxi (kannada da ) naar
    seriously..who cares ?
    they must be paying maxi revenue to govt. and
    maxi hafta to _______

  4. ramsblog January 4, 2008 at 6:49 pm #

    “Fun thing is they name the shops like ‘Sri Raghavendra wine stores’ /Shri chamundeshwari wine stores’ Sigh!” — LOL – sri raghavendraya namah
    well – I think it is customary to start any task after almighty’s name. so a Wine bar after sreeRaghavendra or sreeChamundeshwari 🙂

  5. | Balu | January 5, 2008 at 1:33 pm #

    lol.. thats one good thing abt kerala… all alcohol shops are govt owned or regulated by them somehow.. so no scope for such incidents also most of them are away from residential areas!

  6. | Balu | January 5, 2008 at 1:34 pm #

    am just wondering wat hafta they pay to the cops cash or 30 ml shots?

  7. Athreya January 6, 2008 at 2:57 pm #

    It is alarming to find these bars come up with scant abandon to the ‘supposed-laws’ that were to prevent them. It will definitely foster anti-social activity. About Ram’s comment on ‘Raghavendra/Chamundeshwari’ usage; well it’s Tirtha, so goes I guess :-).


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